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Broad-bodied Chaser ( Bred Trollslända)

Broad-bodied Chaser ( Bred Trollslända)
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Copyright: Gert Ellstrom (ellis49) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3434 W: 331 N: 505] (2254)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-06-05
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D7100, Sigma 150mm f/2.8 APO MACRO EX DG OS, Digital RAW 400
Exposure: f/11, 1/320 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-06-09 9:16
Viewed: 2707
Points: 28
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Thanks for your kind words of my previous post.

This is a Broad-bodied Chaser, not so common in my area but we have found a small numbers of this beautiful Dragonfly.
This is a fresh female with a yellow abdomen, the male has a blue abdomen.
I hope you like it.

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Info from Wikipedia.
The Broad-bodied Chaser (Libellula depressa) is one of the most common dragonflies in Europe and central Asia. I
t is very distinctive with a very broad flattened abdomen, four wing patches and, in the male, the abdomen becomes pruinose blue.
The male and female have a broad, flattened abdomen which is brown with yellow patches down the sides.
In the male the abdomen develops a blue pruinosity that covers the brown colour. Both fore and hind wings have a dark patch at the base. Both the male and female have broad antehumeral stripes.
The average wingspan is approximately 70 mm. L. depressa is very distinctive and should not be confused with any other dragonflies in the region.

Source and more info in different language here

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-06-09 9:20]

Hello Gert,
Fantastic sharp detailed macro of this Broad-bodied Chaser. Very beautiful clear colours and taken from a perfect POV.

Hello Gert,
Fantastic sharp macro. Perfect POV with only f 11.

Hello Gert,
Exceptional details and eye-catching presentation made this picture attractive.Very good depth.Natural colour and perfect sharpness are one Of the key of attraction of this picture.

Thanks for sharing,
Kind regards,

Hi Gert,
nice photo of this dragonfly. Excellent point of view. Many details.
Thanks for sharing,

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-06-09 12:01]

HI Gert,the 3D effect of this pic is absolutely fantastic!! What a birght way to take this dragonfly,very common but very rare to see in a perfect pic like your,fantastic yellow,the best details,sharpness and exposure too.Have a nice week and thanks,Luciano

Hallo Gert
Super good sharpness composition with good details and beautiful colours
GREAT shot
thanks greeting lou

Hello Gert

Great macro of this insect, with fine POV,
excellent light, superbly focused, great
sharpness and details, TFS


Ciao Gert, great macro of fantastic dragonfly, wonderful colors, fine details and superb sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Hej Gert! Tack för kommentaren på ugglan, har själv inte varit så aktiv på nätet senaste åren. Mycket fin skärpa och trevliga färger på denna trollslända!

Excellent capture with fine sharpness and colors!

Med vänlig hälsning Peter

Hello Gert,
蜻蜓清楚 這種黃金色我第一次見到 美得 不得了

Another great photo Gert! Very good composition, fantastic colours and impressive sharpness.

Hello Gert,
Wow what a splendid species.....Remarkable photo with exceptional clarity and details. This is a very nice species of dragonfly with lovely colors. Perfect composition taken from a excellent POV with good light and best clarity.
Thanks for sharing!

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  • Cobo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 236 W: 1 N: 535] (5799)
  • [2013-06-10 13:05]

Excellent picture and powerful animal. Congratulation it has an excellent sharpness, light and color. Saludos

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2013-06-11 21:38]

Hi Gert.
What a wonderful specimen of the species you managed to meet and picture. I am not so lucky and have not any opportunity to meet such amazing species. Shot is brilliant. I amazed with wide DOF (all insect is in focus), tack sharp details including the tiniest ones), pleasant nicely blurred natural BG and lovely colours of the shot at whole. Well done and warm regards.
P.S. Many thanks for sharing of your opinions about the equipment.

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